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Surgeons smash records with pig-to-primate organ transplants
MIT Technology Review
With the financial aid of a biotechnology executive whose daughter may need a lung transplant, U.S. researchers have been shattering records in xenotransplantation, or between-species organ transplants. The researchers say they have kept a pig heart alive in a baboon for 945 days and also reported the longest-ever kidney swap between these species, lasting 136 days. The experiments used organs from pigs "humanized" with the addition of as many as five human genes, a strategy designed to stop organ rejection.
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Interventions to Common Medication-Adherence Barriers Pocket Guide
ITNS
This pocket guide, developed by ITNS, provides an overview of the interventions used to overcome the different medication-adherence barriers experienced by transplant recipients. Get your pocket guides in the ITNS Online Store The guides are sold in pack of 100 and are perfect to pass out at your facility. This pocket guide provides further assistance to the long-term care of transplant recipients by suggesting interventions to common barriers to medication taking.
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Reasons why you should submit an abstract for the 25th Annual ITNS Symposium
ITNS
  • Professional Development: Hone your presentation skills and get helpful feedback on your ideas.
  • Make connections: Network with other transplant nursing professionals and make valuable connections.
  • Increased visibility: Gain exposure by delivering a presentation, participating in a question and answer session, and have your presentation information published on the ITNS website and in the symposium brochure.
  • Benefit the transplant nursing community: Generate ideas, add to the body of transplant nursing research, and be a leader!
Submit an abstract before the October 12, 2015 deadline. Questions about abstract submission? Contact Jennifer Wahl, ITNS Education Manager, at jwahl@itns.org.

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Featured transplant articles
ITNS
Read recently published articles from The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and American Journal of Transplantation. Click here to read the abstracts and for links to the full articles.
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The art of compassion
By Nadine A. Kassity-Krich
Starting out in the neonatal intensive care unit, the excitement for me was the adrenaline rush that came from caring for very sick patients, and figuring out what to do as quickly as possible to help "cure" the child. That still held true for my entire ICU career, but as time moved on, and I witnessed many sick patients and grieving families, it became clear to me that compassion was a consistent and integral part of my day.
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Organ transplant patients at higher risk of deadly skin cancer
The Telegraph
Patients who have undergone organ transplants are at far greater risk of developing deadly skin cancer, new study suggests. Researchers believe that drugs which suppress the immune system to make sure the body does not reject a foreign organ could be responsible. They advise people who have undergone transplants to take much greater care in the sun and make sure they are screened regularly to check for any abnormalities on the skin.
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Few referrals for transplant evaluation among dialysis patients
HealthDay News via Renal & Urology News
Few new end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are referred for kidney transplant evaluation within one year of starting treatment, although referral practices vary considerably, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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China's black market for organ donations
BBC News
China suffers from a huge organ shortage. For years it harvested the organs of executed prisoners to help meet demand. Following international condemnation, Beijing says it ended the practice at the start of this year — although officials admit it will be tough to ensure compliance. Now the government says it will only rely on public donations.
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Does the decentralized nursing model deliver?
Healthcare Design
The decentralized nursing operations and physical design model was introduced to inpatient units more than 10 years ago, with a number of expected positive outcomes for staff. Those include reduced nurse walking distances, more time at the bedside, less stress, improved productivity, and enhanced collaboration, among others. In essence, it was anticipated that the move would improve efficiency and safety, workplace condition, and care quality.
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Predictors of ECD kidney transplant long-term outcomes identified
Renal & Urology News
Circulating donor-specific anti-HLA antibody (DSA) and longer cold ischemia time independently predict worse long-term transplantation outcomes among recipients of expanded criteria donor (ECD) kidneys, according to French investigators.
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US: Proposal removes disabilities as factors in organ transplant decisions
WITF
The story of a Schuylkill County man has led to a proposal to reshape one piece of the organ transplant world in Pennsylvania. In 2011, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania denied Paul Corby a spot on its transplant waiting list, partially citing his autism. Penn Health declined to comment on the specifics of the case. After hearing Corby's story, Democratic state Senator John Sabatina is proposing to remove mental or physical disabilities as a factor in whether someone gets an organ transplant.
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How patient flow nurses help cut readmissions
Health Leaders Media
When she noticed RNs weren't always able to make patient discharge a top priority, Baptist Health Lexington's CNO created a new nursing position to improve the discharge process. The result has been a direct benefit for pay-for-performance indicators.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Infections in solid-organ transplantation: An overview (Medscape News)
Australia: Things Transplant Recipients Never Say video explores life as an organ recipient (ABC Online)
The key to building cohesive nursing teams (By Keith Carlson)
National Minority Donor Awareness Week (ITNS)

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